Sunday, May 14, 2017

Kohler 15HP Yard Machine

Obtained a 15HP yard machine hydrostatic tractor.  It is a parts missing turkey.  Was told there was originally a hydro drive problem when the guy got it and he could not get it to start.

Hood is a busted pile of plastic.

Engine would not turn past the compression stroke.  It was just very dry.  It would turn without the plug.  Put the plug back in dumped gas in the carb and it fired.  It would not run on the carb.

A new carb runs for $50 to $150.  Need to see if the existing one will clean up.

It is hard to see this as anything but a parts tractor.   Maybe this engine can be used on go-putz the little airens rear engine rider.  Gas tank would be a problem.

But I don't trust this engine without tearing it down because it turns so hard when it sits for a while.